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#1391 of 1891 Re: I had exactly the same problem!! [barrybeck1]
Feb 05, 2011 (5:47 pm)
We also own a 2004 Ford Freestar and when it gets really hot our transmission light comes on. The sensor system is also screwed up the drivers side window does not go up or down. My air conditioning also went out. And our engine light just turned on and it makes a horrible screaming noise. What are we supposed to do? I can't buy a new car this one is almost all paid off. My husband was diagnosed with a terminal brain disease and I rely on my car so much to get him to dr appointments and get the kids to school and myself to work since I am the breadwinner. Any input would be nice thanks.
#1392 of 1891 Re: I had exactly the same problem!! [jjgordon]
Feb 06, 2011 (9:16 am)
Hello, sorry to hear about your husband. The drivers side window in my freestar would not go down, I removed part of the rubber seal on the outside that was holding it from doing so. There was also also a squealing noise ( sounded just like squeal disc brakes make), but brakes were fine. It is the hub assy. Right front in my case; The noise is annoying , but prob. will not fail. I do not know about your other issues, I can only offer my labor free of charge if you are close enough to south central Pa.
#1393 of 1891 Re: Yup it's the transmission! [jccrawford]
Feb 14, 2011 (2:58 pm)
Transmission transaxil ,I'm having the same problems with my 04 freestar,paid $1500 to have transmission rebuilt,but now my 1 yr. 50,000 mi warranty is up and this thing is not right,sometimes hesitates going into gear and the transaxil light is on.I hope we can get a recall for this or even selling is a bad option
#1394 of 1891 Re: NHTSA Investigation [jccrawford]
Feb 17, 2011 (12:22 pm)
Can you provide any details about the NHTSA Ford Freestar investigation?
I am the original owner of a 2005 Freestar that had the torque converter replaced at 30K mi (one month out of warranty!) and now again at 65K mi the torque converter and pump need to be replaced. Both times it was completely without warning and the second time was at night on the interstate.
It cost $1000 the first time and they tell me it will be $3500 for this.
I am very interested in seeing what the investigation reveals.
#1395 of 1891 Re: NHTSA Investigation [unfordunately]
Feb 17, 2011 (12:36 pm)
Here is the website...
you will need to search defect investigations. when you get to the results, you will be able to view a summary of the investigation and also the documents. it is still an open investigation.
#1396 of 1891 Just had my 2004 Freestar towed to Aamco AGAIN
Feb 18, 2011 (12:11 am)
I just got my van back exactly one month ago. When I picked it up, they said to bring it back in 2 weeks to a month--well, here it is. One month later, and I had to have it towed to their parking lot as it was after hours. I can't wait to hear from them in the morning. I will not buy another Ford. I am a single mom of five kids, and I REALLY need my van. Too bad Ford doesn't care about it customers.
#1397 of 1891 Re: NHTSA Investigation [unfordunately]
Feb 18, 2011 (11:53 am)
as far as I have read on here, the NHTSA investigation has not reached the 2005's yet... they are still on the 2004's with no resolution. I have had the same exact problems (around the same mileage no less) with my 2005 Freestar. First was at 39K second at 67K. We did manage to get it fixed (had it towed away from the dealer that quoted $3500) at a transmission shop for $2300. Still too much out of pocket money but better than what the dealer would have charged. I feel your pain!
#1398 of 1891 Another Tran Fails "Death Trap"
Feb 20, 2011 (2:31 pm)
I have a 2004 Freestar and was traveling on a 5 line freeway when all the sudden the tran light came on. The car lost all power even the power steering. I was in the inside lane and had to coast to try and make it off the highway cutting off traffic. I had my 3 kids in the car and was terrified as we almost got slammed in to twice since I was coasting at 30 and the traffic was going 70. Once on the side of the road I tried to start the van and nothing worked. Had to walk with my 3 girls 2 mikes along side the highway "against the law" to get to a pay phone and call AAA. Had the van towed to a shop and it will cost me $3000 to fix. Ford- Shame on you! You have put a big burden on my family and put our lives at risk!!! - Alton Dennis
#1399 of 1891 register complaint
Feb 20, 2011 (2:18 pm)
we need everyone here, to register a complaint with the NHTSA. It getting rediculous to read all the same complaints and problems and then go the NHTSA web site and see they only have 200 complaints. That is not going to get them on Fords back to do something. They need everyone to complain. yes I have registered a complaint and everyone else here should also.
#1400 of 1891 Re: register complaint [barrybeck1]
Feb 20, 2011 (2:38 pm)
what is the new URL. i have tried the link and no go.